Rose, Sissoko & Son To Return | Predicted 4-2-2-2 Tottenham Hotspur Lineup Vs Leicester City
Tottenham Hotspur will look to regain their winning form as they travel to King Power Stadium to face Leicester City on Saturday.
The Lilywhites are coming on the back of a disappointing 2-2 draw with Olympiacos in the Champions League. They did, however, secure a 4-0 win against Crystal Palace in their last Premier League game and will be looking to replicate that performance at Leicester.
Here is how Mauricio Pochettino’s men could line-up against the Foxes this weekend.
Predicted 4-2-2-2 Tottenham Hotspur Lineup Vs Leicester City
Davinson Sanchez once again featured as a right-back in midweek. But, he will be replaced by Serge Aurier, even though Kyle Walker-Peters is also in contention to start. The Ivorian was excellent against Palace in the last game and will surely start ahead of young Walker-Peters.
Danny Rose, meanwhile, will return to the starting eleven after missing out in midweek. He will replace Ben Davies at left-back.
The central defensive pairing will likely remain unchanged, especially with Juan Foyth still out injured. The duo of Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen will be hoping to put in improved defensive performances after a clumsy display against Olympiacos in the Champions League.
Hugo Lloris is a guaranteed starter in goal. The Frenchman will be looking for his second clean sheet of the campaign, though he will be expecting adequate support from the backline.
Spurs will be coming back from a strenuous trip to Athens on Saturday. That means new signing Tanguy Ndombele, who started against Olympiacos, will settle for a place on the bench. It will pave the way for Moussa Sissoko to return to the side.
The Frenchman will be partnered by Harry Winks, who will continue to get the nod ahead of Eric Dier in the double-pivot. Winks’ tenacity and composure could be key up against a dynamic Leicester midfield led by Youri Tielemans.
Pochettino is expected to persist with his newly implemented 4-2-2-2 shape. Dele Alli, however, will be demoted to the bench after a disappointing display against Olympiacos. He will make way for Erik Lamela in the attacking midfield slot. The Argentine will be deployed alongside Christian Eriksen.
These two will feature just in behind the two attackers in Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min. The latter will likely drop deep and operate as a secondary striker, almost making it a 4-2-3-1. The South Korean’s supreme versatility will once again be useful for the Lilywhites as they look to go past Leicester this weekend.
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